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"Tests your knowledge of words etymologically derived from anatomical roots. xaosdog (xaosdog.com) attests that each word appearing in this quiz has been accepted as a legitimate English word by at least one major dictionary AND one minor dictionary."
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'Captain' comes from:
A Latin word meaning 'head.'
A Greek word meaning 'shoulder.'
A Latin word meaning 'arm.'
A Greek word meaning 'vision.'
'Corporation' comes from:
A Greek word meaning 'stomach.'
A Latin word meaning 'fat.'
A Latin word meaning 'body.'
A Greek word meaning 'fist.'
Having broad shoulders.
Having thick lips.
Having shapely buttocks.
Having bushy eyebrows.
Completely smooth of feature.
Having a bumpy ridge on the skull.
Harder than bone.
Having healthy lungs.
Capable of powerful eructation.
Possessing a protruding abdomen.
Strong of thews.
Possessing a protruding chin.
Without strong bones.
Lacking a hard exoskeleton.
Having a spiny or prickly rump.
Rule by brains.
Rule by joint commission.
Rule by gut instinct.
Rule by force.
Sleight of hand.
Flattening the belly.
'Avocado', 'orchid' and 'rutabaga' -- among other words -- have something etymologically in common, although all three come from entirely different linguistic genealogies. What is the etymological point of contact among the three words?
The sexual desire to be spat upon.
The sexual desire to be tortured.
The act of licking someone's feet.
The act of staring at someone's crotch.
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